Premature Rupture of Membranes

by Cathy Parkes December 18, 2020 Updated: February 16, 2024

To confirm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM), you can use one of these tests: Nitrazine paper test: Tests the pH of vaginal secretions.
Ferning test: Amniotic fluid mixed together with estrogen creates a “fern-like” pattern under a microscope.
To confirm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM), you can use one of these tests:

1. Nitrazine paper test: Tests the pH of vaginal secretions; turns BLUE with amniotic fluid (higher pH). 2. Ferning test: Amniotic fluid mixed together with estrogen creates a “fern-like” pattern under a microscope.

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